Expect storms, possibly severe, to sweep through Minnesota tonight


After a hot and humid day across Minnesota Sunday, we expect to see storms – some severe – move through in the evening and overnight.

Some storms have already popped up in northern Minnesota, while other parts of the state, including the Twin Cities, will see more activity later in the evening into early Monday morning.

The National Weather Service says the line of thunderstorms is forming west of Minnesota and will move through the state in the evening and overnight hours.

The "large complex of thunderstorms" could produce damaging winds and large hail.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for a large chunk of Minnesota, and thunderstorm warnings were issued early in the evening in the northeast.

More severe weather alerts will likely be issued as the storms move through. (For the latest on the watches and warnings in Minnesota, click here.)

The threat for severe weather is highest in western Minnesota and the southern Red River Valley, where storms are expected to be more persistent and widespread, the weather service says.

Overnight storms will make for a soggy Monday - there's a 100 percent chance of rain in the Twin Cities Monday morning. But it is expected to clear up later in the day, KSTP says. Humidity will also move out with the storms, the news station adds.

In other weather news, the haze that has been hanging over Minnesota for the past several days is expected to clear, but not for long – it will likely return mid-week.

The haze is caused by wildfires in Canada. The wildfires also led officials to issue an air quality alert for the state Saturday.

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